Propane Council of Texas Offers Incentives for Public Fleets to Go Green
Public fleets can now take advantage of incentives to help lower their carbon footprint in their communities. The Propane Council of Texas, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on clean-burning, domestically-produced propane is offering funding for Texas public fleets to switch to the greener alternative.
Since 2010, the Council has offered incentives for businesses to power their vehicles with propane autogas and has now expanded funding to public fleets, including city, county, law enforcement and school white fleet for 2017.
The Propane Council of Texas offers incentives up to $7,500 per vehicle for fleets statewide for the purchase of new, dedicated original equipment manufacturer (OEM) propane autogas vehicles as well as conversions to propane. The program has a perpetual cap of $30,000 per fleet.”The Council hopes the funding will encourage transits, local government fleets, law enforcement and other public fleets to adopt propane autogas into their fleet,” says Jackie Mason, Education and Marketing Director for the Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT).
Propane autogas has environmental benefits, including lowering CO2, smog, and greenhouse-gas emissions. Because propane is a cleaner-burning fuel, it also leads to reduced operating costs and lower total cost of ownership.Over the years, through technological advancements, there are now hundreds of vehicle options from light duty to heavy duty available either through major vehicle manufacturers or upfitters.
“The Propane Council of Texas has seen local government fleets, including law enforcement across the country power their fleets with propane autogas,” says Mason. “The options are out there.”
Propane autogas will help communities lower their carbon footprint, save tax-payer dollars and increase our nation’s energy security.